How Do You Like Me Now? #TrueNorthey

Hey there! Happy Holidays!

Very excited to be writing my first “True Northey” post on our NEW website.

For more than 5 years I’ve blogged from and several other industry blogs, but wanted to bring some of my reflective style of writing to this blog, and share more than just news, videos, music and information, but personal experiences on my crazy digital journey.  This is just me finding my own “True North-ey”.

I don’t even know where to start. So much going on, both great and sad.

Found out a friend of mine passed away this week, still not believing it in my mind, and hoped that it was a bad dream. It’s a reminder that life is too short. Still trying to process my feelings about it.  There really isn’t a way to go through feelings except to go through them. That might sound strange but anyone who has gone through any kinda loss can probably relate to that.

I was also supposed to be going to Nashville next week to work for a news group during CMA Awards, but with less than 2 weeks before the awards show, they cancelled.  UGHHH I had already bought my plane ticket, so most likely I will still be going but find myself not having to work, which feels and seems so weird during a major Country Music event. Mostly likely I am gonna to put together a SPECIAL #CMchat live tweet event with the community during the awards show. Sound good?

I also wanted to take a second and talk about the #CountryCadre that includes so many but notably  Scotty Bredin who writes for this blog, does all our graphics and straight up keeps me calm during all the crazy moments, Bethany Priest for co-hosting all things #CMchat and Twangout, plus helping with questions and making everyone smile, even when we don’t want to, and my Mom for helping me stay on track.  Working with you on #CMchat and other cool projects, is so much fun and makes bad days go by fast!

If you are interested in writing guest posts for let me know!  I am looking for insights on new artists, album reviews, interesting information, photos.  Feel free to submit any ideas here. Or as always you can tweet/facebook/post me anything anytime!

Thanks for all your support of #CMchat communities on various platforms as well as the artists we feature here on this website, and on Monday nights during our Celebrity Q&A’s.  This is a community by fans, for fans.  You are always invited to join the conversation. I am so grateful for everyone who stuck by to see the community grow. Looking forward to getting your feedback on some very cool new features here on this website like #DailyTuning, our artist spotlights we call #DoubleClick’s and #OneToWatch, best tweets of the week from Scotty Bredin #unforTWEETable and #High5Friday’s (coming soon).

I hope you enjoy the new site!  Also, I wanna know…..what’s been going with you lately?

I leave you with one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite artists.



11/4 #CMchat* Twitterview with Phil Vassar 6-7pPT

11/11 #CMchat* Twitterview with Ronnie Dunn 6-7pPT

11/18 #CMchat* Twitterview with Lee Greenwood 6-7pPT

11/25 #CMchat* Twitterview with JT Hodges 6-7pPT

For a complete schedule go to

#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA

Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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